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of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that will bear -- to the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california. that i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. i will faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter during such time as i hold the office of -- for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations and thank you. [applause] >> tonight, we paid for the two teachers, especially those in san francisco public schools who have made san francisco the top- performing urban school district in california. each day, thousands of teachers provide children with the skills to be successful in life, including learning how to analyze problems, appreciate the arts, and become active in sports. we all know how important teachers are. that is why the giants continue to participate in the annual thank a teacher today campaign, a month-long celebration of san francisco public school teachers. it happens each may and is a program of the
and homeland, because they're often trained by the united states. they have been paved by better treatment. the migrant workers have to endure this. >> good afternoon, board of supervisors. i am a professor at ucsf. i am a member of the acc. since the 1990's i have been visiting the gaza strip, a dozen times, and i am telling you the process of ethnic cleansing continues. let me tell you what is happening with the supervisors. 1.6 million palestinians living in the largest open-air prison on the planet right now. it takes 200 loads of food per day to keep them at a subsistence level above poverty, and israel lets in less than 100 trucks of food and medicine. in december, the government of israel had a massive campaign where there were brutally murdered with u.s. weaponry. 20,000 buildings were destroyed to the state. palestinians are unable to build homes that were destroyed. i call on the supervisors, especially those who support israel, to define the moral compass. the board of supervisors is intent on creating equity and freedom of expression, and at the same time you have a brutal apar
, becoming the first openly gay man to run for elected office in the entire united states. 1961. [applause] as he explained last night during the presentation of his lifetime achievement award, the establishment at the time was so scared that he could very well win that many candidates were recruited for the very purpose of keeping him from being elected to the san francisco board of supervisors. at the end of the day, in a field of 32 candidates, he came in ninth place in 1961 and almost won the seat to the very body. in 1962, he co-founded the tavern guild, the first gay business association in the country. in 1963, he felt to find the -- helped found of the society for individual rights that sponsored both social and political functions for the gay community as well as help educate gateman about their rights if arrested or harassed by the police. he assumed the moniker her royal majesty, and prince of san francisco, jose the first, the widow norton, an homage to the mob -- a much to joshua norton who declared himself the emperor of the united states and protector of mexico in 1859. jose
the tallest dome built in the united states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new. the embellishment, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today. >> kids with special needs have access to a venture on may 5. ov
american garden in the united states. it is a historical japanese- style garden, originally billed as a village for the 1894 midwinter international exposition. after the exposition, a japanese-american partner along with john mclaren converted the exhibition into a permanent park. he over saw the building as the teagarden and was the official caretaker from -- until 1925. he requested the people of japan 1000 flooring cherry trees to be imported and other plants and birds and goldfish. his family lived in the garden until 1942. when under executive order 906, he was forced to relocate to an internment camp with thousands of other japanese american families. this barden was renamed the oriental tea garden and it fell into a state of disrepair. in the 1950's, we had moved forward and the rec and park renamed it the japanese tea garden. the first concessionaire was jack -- who many here had the incredible opportunity to honor. and we're very incredibly pleased to be planning -- planting a cherry tree from the consul general. the cherry blossom tree planting has become a tradition tha
who declared himself the emperor of the united states and protector of mexico in 1859. jose assumed the title of empress, which led to the establishment of the imperial court system, a network of nonprofit charitable organizations throughout the united states, canada and mexico that have used drag shows and other functions to raise money for charities throughout the world, not just san francisco or the united states, but throughout the world. today, as a returns to his home of san francisco. this week, the week of may 21, in order to receive a lifetime achievement award from the harvey milk democratic club. it's only fitting that today on harvey milk's birthday, who, by the way jose was one of the early endorsers of harvey milk, and i think it's fair to say he plays the trail and set the example for harvey milk to be able to run for office a few years later. i think it is fair to say there have been -- there would have been no harvey milk without jose. it is only fair that today the board of supervisors commend his day for his lifetime of activism, cultural and artistic work, and po
of his dreams was sunday soccer would be recognized more in the united states, more widely, as it was in europe, and that is actually coming to be. so, i think, a plaque in his memory at boxer stadium, where he spent 40 years -- it was his home away from home -- would be very fitting and would be an inspiration to soccer players, two soccer referees, and the entire soccer family. i think you for your consideration and i brought some pictures. in case you want to see who you are honoring today. i will just pass these around. >> thank you very much. >> my name is ellen wall. i asked to speak because i know absolutely nothing about soccer. but i knew mel. just hearing her speak makes me weep because he was a great guy. in honoring him, i think, otters all the people of san francisco who try to make a difference in the way the city works. so, thank you very much for your consideration of this. i am very enthusiastic about having something like this happen. thank you. >> thank you. >> is there any other public comment on this item? being none, public comment is closed. >> commis
movement in the united states. >> at that time, women were banned from holding property and voting in elections. >> susan b. anthony dedicated her life to reform. >> suffrage in the middle of the 19th century accomplished one goal, it was diametrically opposed to this idea. >> many feared it would be corrupted by politics. >> women in the 19th century had to convince male voters that having the vote would not change anything. that woman would still be devoted to the home, the family, that they would remain pure and innocent, that having the vote would not corrupt them. >> support gradually grew in state and local campaigns. >> leaders like ellen clark sgt come repeatedly stopping these meetings -- , repeatedly stopping these meetings as a politically active figure. doing everything they could to ground the campaign in domesticity. >> despite their efforts, the link made it tough whenever voters were in the big city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadl
the society. in the united states, we recognize israel as a country almost immediately. and this allows for palestinians to be forced out of their homeland. they have a lot of -- this is for anyone in the united states. with the right to have land. what i am here to let you know about, when you look back to other people's struggles, you have to look into this as well. >> can we also played the side show? i have been in city hall of lot lately, working around the san francisco civil rights ordinance. i want to talk about hypocrisy that is going on. i have a lot of faith in the san francisco government. as we recognize small business month, i want to know that my grandmother is turning 90 next month. they have the same -- to have a small business since 1967. i consider myself an activist, in making this better. this of autocracy exists. we have this bill in the place of the arab villages. geography books no longer exist. not only did they not exist, they are not there. in the place of -- [unintelligible] there is not one single place in this country that has not been built on the arab pop
and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that will bear -- to the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california. that i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. i will faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter during such time as i hold the office of -- for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations and thank you. [applause]
service. this honors one of the most prominent gay man ever to serve in the united states military. lgbt people have served in the military since our country's birth. we have always been there. of course, through the vast majority of that history we have been oppressed, forced to stay in the closet, expelled, and at times criminally prosecuted. but we have always served because lgbt citizens, like all americans, come from all walks of life and career. last year, president obama signed a repeal of the don't ask, don't tell legislation. lgbt people can now serve openly in the military. i cannot think of a better honor than to name a shift -- a sheet -- a ship after an lgbt military icon. harvey milk served in korea and oppose the vietnam war ended not like war as a general matter. the naming of the ship is supported by stuart mill, harvey's son. it is also supported by the veterans affairs commission, the american legion alexander hamilton post four hundred 48. -- 448. naming civil-rights -- ships after civil rights leaders is not just a brick, but sends a loud message that our country opp
francisco unified school district that is one that many districts across the united states within the -- would envy. they have forged a partnership to deepen schools and embrace the full-service community schools initiative across the city of san francisco. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the forty third mayor, and the first asian-american mayor of the city and county of san francisco, mayor edwin m. lee. [applause] >> thank yo, lisaou, lisa, for t introduction. welcome to san francisco, how do you like the weather? first of all, i want to thank her and marty from the san francisco foundation and sam hernandez that is not with us today. they are doing a good job with our educators to make sure that the school district is never isolated. i knolerned that -- learned that a long time ago. the best cities are the ones that place education at the very center of what we are trying to do as mayors. i want to welcome the mayors of lincoln, nebraska and hartford, connecticut. thank you for being here. i want to welcome the various school board members and administrators that are here
homeland. the combination of the challenging adjustment to life in the united states, the pain of coming out, union and community organizing, artistic activism, at the helm of one of the most dynamic organizations in san francisco. from that day to now, it was quite a journey. i stand here before you accepting this honor and humbling dedicating it to anyone who has made it possible for me to get to this place. i stand on the shoulders of these proverbial giants, past and present. i am privileged to serve and work every day. my friends and family, who pushed me to be my best and complete self. to all of my colleagues and fellow activists, who never cease to amaze and inspire me. i promise to continue to stand with them and all of you to continue the struggle. [applause] >> did in to the top of the alphabet. -- getting to the top of the alphabet. supervisor avalos: before i start, i want to congratulate all the honorees. these events are always a lot of fun and very insightful learning about the work that has been done over the years. the difficult -- difficulties and struggles that have g
the comments. paul is originally from kenya. his parents emigrated to the united states. he is not happy with citizenship and voting in the last election for president barack obama. because of his vote, it was legal and it created some problems. he was part of the u.s. military so he got to this service. i just wanted to make these comments to you now and address the issue of my going to hastings law school and the bar passage report sometime later this month. thank you. president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >> for the national football league, the game of football is about more than making plays on the field. it is about making them off the field and more. our commitment to fans and the community that support us does not end when the final seconds ticked off the clock. that is the beginning of a letter by commissioner roger good health. -- goodell, that you all have a copy of, including the mayor. "the nfl has always been about football and community." if this was true, why would the nfl loan the san francisco forty-niners $200 million to leave a struggling community? i am outraged b
time it has ever been done in the united states, so it was a very gratifying thing to do. we have coming in, two ships from the u.s. navy which we think will generate over 100,000 new man-hours coming forward. we are very gratified to our partners in their excellent work of bidding for them. there are two things that are most important -- we just participated in dredging the central base there. this has allowed them to bring in bigger ships and be more competitive. to direct results is they are bringing in these and navy ships, the knee -- the kaiser and the shepherd. pier 70 -- there's a big business after before them. we are trying to be ready for another bid it that the maritime administration will be putting out where they are asking specifically to have short power and that's being funded as well with some of the financing provided by some of our friends at the public utilities commission. we are very grateful for that. these activities provide various levels of financial support in different categories to the city. we wanted to point those out. parking is a good one. the big
states. there is not one that south asian gay bar in the united states. this will be owned by two gentlemen who are clear- identified and saturday night at this bar will be a gay bar. other times, it will be a lounge. there are 75 feet away from the burning man building. their 150 feet away from. if you want to put a high-tech along that corridor, it seems disingenuous to say we want you to come in here, but unlike manhattan or other places, we don't want to have a convenient places where you can come and have a $10 cocktail after-hours. if you look at the pictures, you will see not only does that have amazing community support, but it will be a beautiful lounge. it was a beautiful lounge before. this is the place where future bars, it was their first bar. the license that is on there now is tied up in litigation and that's why we had to bring in a new license. this has been a bar for 40 years. to speak of the high-tech workers, one of the main business people was one of the first engineers at netscape. now they own a number of very successful nightclubs and lounges and the one th
land-use planners and architects in the bay area and has done projects around the united states and the world and we're happy to have her on our team. today, we find ourselves in a very exciting spot. we survived the economic downturn, the real estate market in san francisco is recovering, and we are ready to move full speed ahead. over the past year, we have conducted extensive due diligence on the site conditions at sea wall lot 337 and pier 38. technical, environmental, structural, marine engineering and others. our proposal is no longer conceptual in nature but firmly rooted in reality. we are fully engaged with port staff and working diligently on almost a daily basis on the project. you will find us several times a week working with phil, jonathan stern, and many others as we tackle all the issues posed by such a complicated and exciting development project. we're also working with the mayor's office of economic development, housing, the planning department and many other city agencies because the project of this magnitude involves a lot of coordination. our collective goa
in the united states. we are very happy about that. this is the demolition project that was boarded up almost seven years ago. it has been slated for demolition for well over 10 years. it includes a very important repair of the sea wall. under this expanse here, we have discovered that there had been a crack in the sea wall that had been repaired and that is of critical importance to us. this is what the new wharf will look like when it goes in. this will align the embarcadero. it will create another great place for people to come and create and interact with the day. it's funded from numerous sources, including gl bonds. this is another seawall project up in fisherman's wharf. that project is underway, funded by g l bonds. this is what it will look like when completed. all told, we have public finance projects going on at 14 years and that another going on at 15 and 17 publicly fund -- privately funded by the exploratory and. -- by the exploratorium. hopefully we will realize the value after the america's cup by renting this improved space as well as the public spaces we were already working
input. that the serbs may in the united states of america -- that disturbs me in the united states america. president fong: is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioner antonini: interesting comments -- the one person who said there were 15 in a bus rides on van ness, that's assuming the buses there when you first get to the stop and if you're really lucky, it's 15 minutes. i think it's a lot longer in heavy traffic. in fact, there are times when the buses don't run as often and i can walk the 2 miles quicker than the bus can get me there. part of it is that congested is really bad on that ness that we have to eliminate that. i think this is a good plan. i would think that ultimately a subway would be the way to go. we don't have the money but other dense cities like new york and others have created some ways had you can't put two things in the same space. if you put the dedicated plains, you will eliminate something else. it's a good plan trying not to do that but a few comments and questions. this would assume that with this in place
. in 1946, the heyday of rail transport in the united states, 26 million people used the transbay terminal each year. the transbay terminal was converted to a bus-only facility. the former transbay terminal have the hollow is transit kick of it -- connectivity in the region. it also served service throughout san francisco. golden gate transit, a greyhound service connecting passengers throughout the united states. our transit service for the disabled. however, the facility does not need for future transmit -- trans operating needs. or the growing commuter work force in the bay area or state of california to bring back the glory of the original tunnel and plan for more sustainable future were people are not dependent on automobile, the transbay joint powers authority is built on new multi modal transit centers into construction phases. the first phase includes building a new transit center designed by great clark. it also includes the construction and operation of the temporary kernel for the current operators to use on the new station under construction. the bus storage facility will also
supervisor and secretary. a currently serving the united states commission on civil proud day in san francisco where civil and equal rights and economic opportunity. we are here this morning to announce that lennar corporation and its partnerships in the candlestick development are delivering a check for $7.2 million to the san francisco foundation. [applause] the check will be delivered to the san francisco foundation who will hold it on behalf of the community of bayview-hunters point and all of district 10 lennar -- district and. [applause] this money is for community benefits, specifically job training and affordable housing, and will benefit the entire community of the bay view- hunters point, and all of district 10. we have a few instrumental people who will make brief remarks. i would like to begin with the president of lennar urban, the managing partner of the group developing candlestick point project. mr. bonner is a nationally recognized urban planner and redevelopment experts. we are very lucky to have him as the manager of this entire project. [applause] >> thank you ver
into politics. thanks for that. >> that young man will probably be the next president of the united states, and the young woman will be on the board of supervisors in no time flat. good >> for him to turn his life for round completely and be on the youth commission, you cannot ask for more than that. >> i want to join in congratulating you on your reappointment. i was glad to be there. i also want to thank commissioner marshall for your engagement with the youth commission, providing another opportunity, and i certainly want to say the rules committee. i was impressed by our newest commissioner. goowe are hearing your backgrou. we are so lucky to work with you. thank you. >> we can move to line item 3d, scheduled announcements for future meetings. good >> just as a reminder, next wednesday night we will not have a meeting, and on may 30, 2012 of 6:00 p.m. we will hold a medal of valor awards ceremony at mission bay campus at 0 in st.. the public is welcome to attend. >> thank you, and items for future consideration, following up on my meetings, supervisor jim had an item she is working on,
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